Search Results: "Lowell Cauffiel"


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MARKER by Lowell Cauffiel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 23, 1997

"Derivative, gear-grindingly slow in places, but strongly evocative of the mean-spirited, morally bankrupt placelessness of Motor City and environs."
Cool, contrived, but smooth and by-the-numbers debut thriller pits a recovering alcoholic judge against a blackmailing ex-con. Read full book review >

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FOREVER AND FIVE DAYS by Lowell Cauffiel
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"A potentially controversial narrative marred by excessive detailing that occasionally stalls the story and by superficial analysis of the psychology of the principals. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
A torpid retelling by Cauffiel (Masquerade, 1988) of a Grand Rapids serial-murder case that received extensive media attention and stimulated debate about nursing-home care for the aged. Read full book review >

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TOSS by Boomer Esiason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Heavy on the melodrama, but in its way the most brutal study of football since Peter Gent's North Dallas Forty."
Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, currently a host on ABC's Monday Night Football, and novelist Lowell Cauffiel (Marker, 1997) team up for Esiason's debut as a (co-)novelist. Read full book review >

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LOWELL LIMPETT by Ward Just
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2001

"A worthy addition to a probably underrated oeuvre that looks better and better as the years pass."
An unusual miscellany from the former ace journalist and author of such sophisticated politically based fiction as National Book Award finalist Echo House (1997). Read full book review >

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THE DARING LADIES OF LOWELL by Kate Alcott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Despite a misleading title and a near-superfluous romance, this spirited story of young working women making hard choices has a compelling core."
The violent death of her best friend leaves steadfast Alice Barrow trapped between loyalty to her co-workers at the Lowell cotton mill and love for the boss' son, in a gritty historical romance from Alcott (The Dressmaker, 2012). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A deeply informed investigation of a poet's suffering and creative triumph."
A renowned psychologist connects bipolar disorder to creativity. Read full book review >

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DEATH ECHO by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2010

"The predictable romance decreases the suspense in this low-wattage thriller."
An international espionage crisis mixes with lighthearted romance on the high seas. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2006

"A delicately crafted, absorbing account of an American past seldom encountered in conventional histories."
Every square inch of earth has its own history. In this meticulously researched and compiled study, a small Creole village gets its due. Read full book review >

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THE COLOR OF DEATH by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2004

"James Patterson-style microchapters, some not even a page long, keep things moving, but the end result is no big whoop."
Gem cutter gets cracking, from the hugely popular author of, most recently, Running Scared (2002). Read full book review >

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WHY NOT SAY WHAT HAPPENED? by Ivana Lowell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An unsettling yet entertaining chronicle of an exceptional life."
Unflinching memoir about growing up affluent and unhappy in Britain. Read full book review >

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PEARL COVE by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1999

"Strong, interesting, and sexy characters—and, happily for lovers of romance and priceless jewels, there are still three Donovan siblings to go. ($150,000 ad/promo)"
In her third steamy romance about the gem-dealing Donovans (Amber Beach, 1997, etc.), Lowell joins Nora Roberts in the celebration of lusty heroes with large, loving families. Read full book review >